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AAFP Asks Members to Call on Congress to Pass Health Care Reform
By News Staff
"There is an enemy lurking in every community across this great nation -- and that enemy is lack of proper, adequate, affordable health care," says the Speak Out letter. "You have worked so hard over the past few months -- and are so close to finding real solutions to this untenable situation. But as of today, the realities remain."
According to the Speak Out letter, family physicians "must address the factors that drive up costs and lower quality; the fragmentation of care; the duplication of tests and services; and the disregard for chronic disease management, prevention and wellness care in favor of medical intervention."
The letter also lays out the Academy's goals for health care reform, which include
- constructive health insurance access for all Americans;
- changes in health care delivery that ensure high-quality, affordable care for patients;
- physician payment and medical education reform that will rebuild the primary care physician workforce; and
- medical liability reform.
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